„Racism is not only in football, it’s in cricket too!! Even within teams as a Black man I get the end of the stick!!! Black Powerful! Black & Proud!“ the ‚Universe Boss‘ said.
By : ABP News Bureau | 02 Jun 2020 07: 31 AM (IST)
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New Delhi: West Indies cricket great Chris Gayle expressed his anger and dismay over the brutal murder of African American citizen George Floyd in the United States, stating that racism on the basis of colour did not only exit in football but was also prevalent in the sport of cricket.
The explosive opener Jamaican harped on the fact that black lives do matter and joined the ever growing list of protestors who have condemned and Floyd death, which caused unprecendented outrage across the United States.
„Black lives matter just like any other life! Black people matters. Pk all racists people. Stop taking black people for fools! Even our own black people, wise tha Pk up and stop bringing down your own ffs!!!“ Gayle wrote in his Instagram story.
„I’ve travel the globe and experience racial remarks towards me because I’m Black, believe me…the list goes on!!!
„Racism is not only in football, it’s in cricket too!! Even within teams as a Black man I get the end of the stick!!! Black Powerful! Black & Proud!“ the ‚Universe Boss‘ added.
Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford has also said the society appears to be more divided than ever in the wake of Floyd’s death.
„I know you guys haven’t heard from me in a few days. I’ve been trying to process what is going on in the world,“ he said in a Twitter post on Monday.
„At a time I’ve been asking people to come together, work together and be united, we appear to me more divided than ever. People are hurting and people need answers.
„Black lives matter. Black culture matters. Black communities matter. We matter.“
Floyd, aged 46, died last week shortly after Derek Chauvin, a police officer, held him down with a knee on his neck though he repeatedly pleaded, „I can’t breathe,“ and „please, I can’t breathe“.